‘Gather out the stones’

Two teacher friends I know, Todd and Jeff, enjoyed hanging out together, but they were also competitive and often played creative tricks on each other. 

Once, Todd tied a lot of forks and spoons under the hood and on the radiator of Jeff’s car so that when he started the car in the morning to go to work, it would sound as if the engine were clanking and falling apart. Jeff got back at Todd by rearranging his whole classroom, turning all the desks upside down, and adding dozens of plastic flamingos all over the place.

Many times, they went on hikes or played sports together. On one particular hike, they decided to pack into the high country and peak a mountain. Todd, who was very athletic and taught physical education, was surprised at his lack of endurance on this hike. He kept needing to stop on the mountain and rest, and had a slower pace in comparison to Jeff. 

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